PC Zone UK's Scores

  • Games
For 709 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 96 BioShock
Lowest review score: 3 Deal or No Deal
Score distribution:
709 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Jolly Rover proudly stands on the shoulders of a giant, and unlike other adventure games that imitate LucasArts' greats, it keeps its balance. [Sept 2010, p.89]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A very solid start to the series. [June 2009, p.72]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A noisy, polished and suitably spectacular racer. [Aug 2010, p.84]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    It feels like someone at Telltale noticed the baloon was deflating, and brought out a comically oversized pump. [May 2007, p.71]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The beauty of it is that the game doesn't place any restrictions upon your ambitions (or lack thereof). [Mar 2007, p.77]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Not so much an expansion - more six little intricate waterfalls of complexity that siphon hours of gameplay from the vast Civ reservoir. It's a success, but one that runs far deeper than some might like. [Oct 2006, p.62]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The production values are high. [May 2010, p.92]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Excellent recreation of Hogwarts. [Sept 2007, p.80]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Sure, Stranglehold isn't a perfect game - in fact, in many areas it's a bit duff. But even if the stupidity and brevity gets you down, I guarantee you won't have played a better representation of such utter, needless carnage. [Nov 2007, p.68]
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    • 78 Critic Score
    Sure, the emphasis on tactics and cover etc make it slower than today's bells-and-whistles RTSs, but the time you get to think makes it one of the cleverest. Some games just don't seem to get tired with age. Chess and Close Combat are among them. [June 2007, p.79]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Strong good humour. [Dec 2008, p.77]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Playing Forgotten Sands is like playing a slicker "Sands of Time." [Sept 2010, p.86]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's hard, its opening acts don't match the quality of those which follow and some characters grate - but as a modern rendition of a traditional formula, The Angel of Death has both pointed and clicked wisely. It's another nail out of the adventure gaming coffin. [Oct 2006, p.58]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Overlord II's brand of guiltless comic villainy is more entertaining than 'true' evil could ever be. [Sept 2009, p.64]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If you've got the time to master it, there is, as ever, about a year's worth of play to be had. [Dec 2006, p.99]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    While it's never going to match "Pro Evolution Soccer" on the pitch, the authenticity does genuinely make a difference. [July 2006, p.79]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If you'd like to know what it's like to keep check on every bullet you have left, or how easy it is to parallel park a Panzer, then Red Orchestra is the war game for you. [June 2006, p.78]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    There's no doubt TimeShift is a master of the brand of shootery that cartwheels enemies high, high in the air; but without character, humour or a sustained tone throught the game it never leaps into your affections as much as it should. [Jan 2008, p.66]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Worth buying if you like the "Heroes of Might and Magic" series. [Aug 2009, p.74]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Fans of the series will still find it entertaining, and newcomers will have plenty to see and do, but there's simply not enough new content to recommend it over "NFS: Most Wanted." [Jan 2007, p.90]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A technological feat mingled with a fun, yet shallow game. [May 2008, p.76]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The definitive "IL-2" collection. [Feb 2007, p.79]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Stolen Memories is definitely not big on value, but if you're a Mass Effect fan you'll find it hard to resist. Which is, obviously, what EA are counting on. [July 2010, p.85]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The puzzles are solid enough, too. [Dec 2009, p.75]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Despite my own selfish reservations, the switch to an attack focus is a very good thing. [Christmas 2006, p.78]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    So blimmin' addictive. [Jan 2010, p.77]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Ultimately, though, it's more of the same, albeit with a new storyline and exotic new setting. [July 2006, p.82]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Relic have made an admirable stab at redefining the single-player action-RTS experience, but they haven't managed to nail it just yet. [Apr 2009, p.56]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Other than a rubbish level in which you twat statues on the head with a stick you won't find many more issues. [Aug 2009, p.70]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    There's only one problem with this expansion: buying it. [June 2009, p.71]
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